Students, Criminology, Convocation
Shedding new light on sex offenders' crimes reveals surprises
Amelie Pedneault’s groundbreaking research into sexual offenders’ crimes led to a surprising discovery: sexual offenders are less likely to re-offend if they have been interrupted during an offence and are unable to complete it. She also found that incarceration rarely deters sex offenders from committing more crimes.
Pedneault, who convocated last October with a PhD in criminology and a straight-A grade point average (a 4.0 GPA) will receive a Governor General’s gold medal at this month’s convocation for her top scholastic standing.